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Wenger denies Ozil contract breakthrough and agrees it is time to speak to Jack Wilshere

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It was recently reported that Arsenal were close to an agreement with Mesut Ozil about him finally signing a new big money contract extension to keep the German playmaker at the Emirates for another three years. But this would appear to not be the case after Wenger's comments at yesterday's press conference.

Arsenal “very, very close” to agreeing shock deal for £45m midfielder

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According to The Sun, Arsene Wenger has taken giant steps to securing the signature of one of the best midfielders in Europe. After months of reported talks, a breakthrough may finally have been made.

German playmaker Mesut Ozil is believed to be “very, very close” to agreeing a new three-year deal with the Gunners, flying in the face of almost every publication ruling him out of staying.

Arsenal “very, very close” to agreeing shock deal for £45m midfielder

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According to The Sun, Arsene Wenger has taken giant steps to securing the signature of one of the best midfielders in Europe. After months of reported talks, a breakthrough may finally have been made.

German playmaker Mesut Ozil is believed to be “very, very close” to agreeing a new three-year deal with the Gunners, flying in the face of almost every publication ruling him out of staying.

Final Europa League knockout places up for grabs

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Paris (AFP) – There will be some jangling nerves as the Europa League group stage concludes on Thursday – but not many, with the likes of Arsenal, AC Milan and Lyon already through.

Of the 48 teams in the 12 groups, 16 have already ensured qualification and 15 are eliminated.

That leaves 17 clubs scrapping for the remaining eight spots in the round of 32 draw on December 11.

Chelsea join Manchester United in the race for £45m playmaker

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According to SportBild via Goal, Chelsea are now battling with Manchester United for Arsenal and Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil. The 29-year-old is out of contract, and his manager didn’t rule out the possibility of selling him in January.

Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madrid for £42.4m in 2013, and has gone on to contribute 96 goals in 172 games for the Gunners.

Arsenal: Mesut Ozil Turns It On With One Goal And Two Assists In 5-0 Drubbing Of Huddersfield (Photos & Video)

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A player who divides opinion arguably more than any other, Mesut Ozil has found himself in quite a fine run of form with Arsenal in recent weeks.

Looking sharper and hungrier this season, the languid German produced another fine creative display in the Gunners' 5-0 drubbing of new-boys Huddersfield at the Emirates on Wednesday night, scoring one and providing a couple of assists.

Wenger rules out Sanchez and Ozil exits in January

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger has ruled out January departures for Arsenal pair Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil unless “something unbelievable” happens even as the clock ticks down on their contracts.

The players are out of contract at the end of the season as both have so far refused to sign new deals at the Emirates.

Wenger rules out Sanchez and Ozil exits in January

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger has ruled out January departures for Arsenal pair Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil unless “something unbelievable” happens even as the clock ticks down on their contracts.

The players are out of contract at the end of the season as both have so far refused to sign new deals at the Emirates.

Wenger salutes Arsenal spirit

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Burnley (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger heralded Arsenal’s strength of character after his side recorded a dramatic 1-0 victory at Burnley without Mesut Ozil.

After a morale-boosting local derby win over Tottenham a week earlier, Wenger was looking for Arsenal to build on that victory and improve on a record of just four points away from home this season.

Wenger salutes Arsenal spirit

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Burnley (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger heralded Arsenal’s strength of character after his side recorded a dramatic 1-0 victory at Burnley without Mesut Ozil.

After a morale-boosting local derby win over Tottenham a week earlier, Wenger was looking for Arsenal to build on that victory and improve on a record of just four points away from home this season.

Mesut Ozil set to be sold to Barcelona in January to avoid free transfer to Man Utd

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is preparing to sell Mesut Ozil to Barcelona in the January transfer window to avoid losing him to Manchester United on...

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Ozil, Hazard, the return of Pogba…Names of the Premier League, Week 12

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The Premier League was back over the weekend and what a return it was with every game having at least two goals scored. There was no shortage of talking points either with red cards, penalty...

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Arsenal could agree £20m deal with Barcelona for 29-year-old

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Arsenal and Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil could be on his way to Barcelona in January for £20m, reports Mundo Deportivo. The 29-year-old is out of contract with the Gunners in the summer, and is no close to extending his deal. As a result, Arsenal may cash in on the midfielder, something manager Arsene Wenger admitted he may consider, meaning Ozil could be returning to La Liga.

No way Ozil or Alexis will leave Arsenal in January

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Arsene Wenger has made it clear that Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez (and Jack Wilshere) are nowhere near to signing an extension to their Arsenal contracts at the moment. Wenger has hinted that he may have to sell Ozil and Sanchez (but NOT Jack) in January, but according to his team-mate Nacho Monreal, there is no [.

Will Arsenal really collapse against Burnley after that performance?

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Despite Arsenal giving an out-of-the-world performance against Tottenham this weekend, there is still little belief that we can build on that and start moving up the table again. The reason for that is our inconsistency and our dire away form, and the ex-Man United star Rio Ferdinand finds it hard to believe that Mesut Ozil [.

Ozil and Alexis contract sagas are simply about the money

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Arsenal fans are sick and tired of listening to the never-ending reports on the contract discussions with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. It has been going on for well over a year and we have heard myriad reasons as to why they haven't put pen to paper, and we have read oodles and oodles of [...]

North London Derby: Mustafi And Sanchez On Target As Effervescent Arsenal Enjoy First League Win Over Tottenham Since 2014 (Video)

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Arsenal enjoyed a thoroughly deserved north London derby win at a boisterous Emirates, with the Gunners registering their first league victory over Tottenham since 2014.

Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette all starting in attack for the hosts. However, it was centre-half, Shkodran Mustafi, back from injury, who would open the scoring on 36 minutes.

Arsenal 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Game in 10 Tweets as the Gunners secure a dominant derby win

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After an international break that confirmed the attendees at this summer's World Cup in Russia, attention turns back to domestic matters this weekend. The Premier League announced its returns...

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‘Arsenal Need To Drop Their Two Best Players’ – Charlie Nicholas Hatches Infallible Plan To Beat Tottenham By Binning Off Ozil And ‘Sulky’ Sanchez

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After finishing beneath Tottenham for the first time in Arsene Wenger's 21-year reign last season, many Arsenal fans are a little angst-ridden heading into the first North London derby of the season this Saturday.

Thankfully, ex-Gunner and noted tactical shaman Charlie Nicholas has spent all of two minutes concocting a foolproof dossier for Wenger to help quash Mauricio Pochettino's side at the Emirates.

Atletico Madrid reportedly offer £200k-a-week contract to sign Arsenal 29-year-old

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According to The Sun, Atletico Madrid will offer Mesut Ozil a contract worth over £4m-a-year, to snatch him from Arsenal when his current deal at the Emirates expires next summer.

The 29-year-old is believed to be in contract talks with Arsenal, but the two parties aren’t close to agreeing terms.

Football Art: Excellent Retro-Flecked Illustrations Of Current Footballers Wearing Classic Kits Of Yesteryear (Photos)

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Jimmy O'Mara is a graphic designer by trade and the man behind Manchester-based design studio Entire Design.

He's recently found himself a whole flock of new fans with a line of illustrations he's created showing current-day footballers wearing classic kits because, chiefly, they're all rather brilliant.

Arsenal’s £60m deal to sign 24-year-old Ligue 1 playmaker almost done

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According to the Daily Star, Arsenal are closing in on Olympique Lyonnais playmaker Nabil Fekir and could agree a £60m deal to procure his signature.

The 24-year-old, who joined Lyon on a free transfer from AS Saint-Priest in 2011, has been in fine form over the last 12 months, scoring and creating 13 goals in 31 Ligue 1 games last season.

Mesut Ozil will join Atletico Madrid if these two transfer demands are met

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According to Don Balon, Arsenal and Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil is considering a move to Atletico Madrid next summer, so long as his two transfer demands are met, reports the Express.

The 29-year-old is out of contract with the Gunners in the summer and can sign a pre-contract deal with a foreign club in January.

Arsenal demand £30m fee from Man Utd for Mesut Ozil

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Arsenal will ask Manchester United to pay £30m to sign playmaker Mesut Ozil in the January transfer window, according to the Daily Star. The Germany...

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Only one thing is stopping Mesut Ozil from signing a new contract with Arsenal

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According to The Sun, Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil will only sign a new deal if he can have Jack Wilshere’s No.10 shirt. The latter inherited the jersey from former striker Robin van Persie in 2012 and has worn it ever since. But Ozil, who currently wears No.11 for Arsenal, wants the number to link to his brand.

Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 10 Preview – Arsenal star in, Burnley striker out

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After an unpredictable couple of weeks that saw two managers join Frank De Boer in losing their jobs, some surprise results have led to FPL managers not knowing who to stick with and a whole raft of...

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Does Mesut Ozil only perform well when Arsenal face smaller teams?

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Arsenal totally over-ran Everton on Sunday with a record amount of shots on target for this season, and Mesut Ozil himself was sublime with an assist and a goal and creating 8 chances for his team-mates, sending Everton into the relegation zone and putting the final nail into Ronald Koeman's coffin. But according to the [.

Photo: What does Mesut Ozil’s wall art say about his Arsenal future?

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Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil appears to have taken delivery of a parcel from China today. The Germany international posted a photo to Twitter showing...

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Michy Batshuayi, Harry Kane, the end for Ronald Koeman…Names of the Premier League Week 9

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In the past week we had the first managerial casualty of the season with Craig Shakespeare losing his job at Leicester City. The weekend's Premier League fixtures added to the drama with high scoring...

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Arsenal player ratings from Everton – Alexis MOTM

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Many Arsenal fans and football pundits would make the German international star Mesut Ozil their Man of the Match from the thumping away win over Everton, and he was in fine form. A great goal and an assist capped a great display from Ozil that really helped Arsenal to flow, but I still feel the [...

Mesut Ozil is back to top form for Arsenal at last!

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I must admit that I was worried that Arsenal had made a big mistake by not selling Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in the summer, and I was a bit cynical about Ozil's commitment and even about his little publicized injury which kept him out for a while. But the German playmaker certainly proved his [..

Rooney goal in vain as Arsenal send Everton into drop zone

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Liverpool (AFP) – Wayne Rooney recreated his famous first league goal for Everton against Arsenal on Sunday but it was not enough to prevent his struggling team falling to a 5-2 defeat and into the Premier League bottom three.

Goals from Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette proved pivotal as Everton continued their worst start to a season in nine years, with this latest reverse adding to the mounting pressure on Everton manager Ronald Koeman.

Rooney goal in vain as Arsenal send Everton into drop zone

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Liverpool (AFP) – Wayne Rooney recreated his famous first league goal for Everton against Arsenal on Sunday but it was not enough to prevent his struggling team falling to a 5-2 defeat and into the Premier League bottom three.

Goals from Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette proved pivotal as Everton continued their worst start to a season in nine years, with this latest reverse adding to the mounting pressure on Everton manager Ronald Koeman.

Mesut Ozil rejects Man Utd speculation

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Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has taken to social media to reject speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United. Reports in recent days...

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This looks bad for Arsenal star but even worse for Wenger

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First of all I have to say before I go on to talk about this rumour concerning the Arsenal and Germany midfield star Mesut Ozil and our manager Arsene Wenger that it does not come from a named source but rather that old press favourite 'sources at Arsenal' so we have to realise that it [...]

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Monday Kickoff: Ozil linked with move, Ancelotti turns down Italy and more

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While one Premier League star continues to spark frequent transfer rumors, one star manager turned down one of the world's big jobs.

Reports say Arsenal is becoming "increasingly resigned" to losing Mesut Ozil with Manchester United serving as one of the favorites to sign the German star. (REPORT)

Carlo Ancelotti has rejected the Italy job as the manger prefers to look for a job on the club level.

Friday Kickoff: Mesut Ozil reportedly set for Man United, Keylor Navas injury and more

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A Premier League star looks set for a switch while a CONCACAF star is set to miss time with an injury. (REPORT)

Mesut Ozil has reportedly told teammates that he's headed to Manchester United. (REPORT)

Keylor Navas will miss even more time due to an issue with his adductor injury. (REPORT)

Barcelona has reportedly been scouting Manchester United winger Anthony Martial.

The Rest

Come In Number Ten – Mourinho’s Playmaker Problems

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As we reach a key point in the second season of Jose Mourinho's Old Trafford odyssey, it's only fair to start wondering if the Special One is going to be as special as he promised. Winning the league from here is going to be a hard sell, and as Jose tends to leave after three seasons he's running out of time to lift the trophy in Manchester.

International Friendly: Anthony Martial Provides Silky Smooth Assist For Alexandre Lacazette As France Draw 2-2 With Germany (Photo & Video)

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France and Germany played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in Cologne on Tuesday evening, with the latter thereby extending their unbeaten streak to21 matches.

The opening goal came 33 minutes in when Anthony Martial went slithering through the German defence.

The Manchester United forward feinted past Nicklas Sule, put Kevin Trapp on his backside and then laid a luscious assist on a silver platter for Alexandre Lacazette to ram into the vacant net.

Arsenal could replace Mesut Ozil with £10m Turkish midfielder

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According to reports in Turkey, Arsenal are considering re-signing former midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup from Besiktas. The 25-year-old joined the Turkish Super Lig side for £400k in 2012 but could return to the Emirates Stadium for £9.5m more in January, says The Sun.

With the Gunners fearing Mesut Ozil will leave the club in January or next summer, they are looking to line up a creating replacement without breaking the bank.